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11 best places for lunch in Shoreditch



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Given the number of graduate jobs on offer in Shoreditch, you’ll likely land your ideal job in this East London hub. Renowned for its vintage shops and graffiti coated streets, Shoreditch is the perfect spot for graduates and young professionals.

Also known as Tech City, Shoreditch is a hub for digital media companies such as DigitalShoreditch, Made by Many and Econsultancy.

Have you got a graduate job in Shoreditch and want some ideas for where to eat lunch? Check out these 11 best places for lunch in Shoreditch. Or head back to our Complete Guide to London.



Places to grab some grub-on-the-go in Shoreditch!

  • Often seen as the best place for bagels in London, Beigel Bake offers an array of delicious fillings – with the salt beef, pickle and mustard a firm favourite, closely followed by salmon and cream cheese (vegetarian options are also available).

    Although the queues can sometimes be long, these bagels are worth the wait, and reasonably priced too, from just £1.90.

    Where? 159 Brick Ln, London E1 6SB

  • Nestled in Boxpark, CookDaily is a foodie’s paradise. With everything on the menu vegan-friendly, their dishes span from a vegan-ised ‘full English’, pies, to a hearty and healthy stir fry lunch.

    Take some time away from your screen and immerse yourself in the buzzy Boxpark atmosphere.

    Where? Boxpark Shoreditch, 2 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6GY

  • The green décor may not entice you in, but the food certainly will. Situated along the Pho mile, a street with over ten Vietnamese restaurants, Song Que Café stands out for its good value, taste, and lively, sociable decor.

    The soups and salads are all around the £5 mark, and a Vietnamese coffee is a must to see you through the afternoon.

    Where? 134 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DY

  • A local’s favourite, On The Bab is a gourmet Korean street food restaurant, that sells a range of small plates including Korean fried chicken, spicy pork noodles and veggie bibimbap.

    Known for both it’s laid-back dining and it’s exceptional takeaway options, On The Bab is located just a stone’s throw away from Old Street station.

    Where? 305 Old StreetLondonEC1V 9LA

  • If you’re looking for a nourishing sit down meal or Friday payday treat, this Indo-Persian cuisine is a food highlight in Shoreditch.

    Dishoom caters for all, and boasts a menu brimming with vegan, dairy free, and gluten free meal options.

    With their speciality dish ‘house black daal’ priced at only £5.90, this won’t have you pinching your pennies.

    Where? 7 Boundary Street, London, E2 7JE

  • Despite the name, Ozone offer more than just a cup of coffee (although trying one from this well-established coffee roastery would be highly advised).

    Customers can dig into delicious grub throughout the day – from poached eggs and salmon in the morning, to tortillas and risotto in the evening. You can also indulge in a post-work tipple with plenty of well-priced cocktails to choose from.

    Where? 11 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4AQ

  • Want to try something different? Jaguarshoes should be next on your list. This independent arts organisation is a hub for creativity and with bottomless coffee on tap all day for £2.50, and metre long stone baked pizzas up for grabs, this is perfect for a mid-week lunch treat.

    For those with a sweet tooth, check out their Nutella pizza!

    Where? 32-34 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8DA

  • What was once a church, is now a go-to for burgers, wings, and fries.

    Sit back and soak up the lively and interesting surroundings, and even try the triple chili challenge, which involves eating a mammoth combination of a green chili burger, hot dog, and fries in under ten minutes. It will certainly leave you with spicy office chat!

  • Based on Old Street roundabout, Shoreditch Grind serves food, coffee and cocktails all day (and night) long.

    With sharing platters a plenty, customers can enjoy small plates of squid, meatballs or wedges, with a Shazam-worthy soundtrack for accompaniment. If you’re feeling super healthy, there are many filling juices and smoothies to try.

    Where? 213 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NR

  • A brand new opening, Genesis is an all-vegan, all-organic eatery, whose multi-cultural menu spans Mexican, Malaysian, Indian and American cuisines (to name a few!)

    With their snazzy decor, pink pastelled walls, and a range of hot dogs, curries, deserts and noodle dishes on offer, they are one of the best spots in East London for ‘vegan junk food’.

    Where? 144 Commercial StreetLondonE1 6NU

  • Sharing a 20” woodfired pizza makes for the perfect team bonding activity, and will soon be a staple lunch stop.

    Their relaxed yet quick service means you won’t be watching the clock the whole time, or rushing back to the office. Don’t be afraid to try out alternative toppings – the butternut squash is a winner winner pizza dinner!

    Where? 374-378 Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LT

For those who have secured graduate jobs in Shoreditch, the lunch options are endless. After 6pm, make sure you check out the infamous Brick Lane, Shoreditch triangle and Junkyard Golf Shoreditch for some post-work fun!

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